06/20/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Police Department Announces New Anti-Violence Initiatives

Chicago police will use quickly culled gang intelligence, computer analytics and mobile strike teams to combat summer violence, Superintendent Jody Weis said today.

The plan, expected to kick off next week, will rely on advanced computer analysis to pinpoint specific city blocks where violence is brewing. That information would then be quickly relayed to strategic response units -- both at the detective area level and the citywide level -- who would saturate the hot spots to quiet violence before it flares up, Weis said at police headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

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